Splunk provides binary distributions for Windows and a variety of Unix operating systems. For all Unix operating systems, a compressed tar file is provided. For some platforms, packages are also provided.
If your organization uses packages, such as
rpm, you should be able to use the provided packages in your normal deployment process. Otherwise, installation starts by unpacking the provided tar to the location of your choice.
The process is the same whether you are installing the full version of Splunk or the Splunk Universal Forwarder.
The typical installation process involves the following process: